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HIV-positive player kicked off Kissimmee rec basketball team

orlandosentinel.com — A St. Cloud man was kicked out of a Kissimmee Parks and Recreation basketball game this week because he is HIV-positive. Dakota Basinger, 21, had been playing league basketball all season for Florida Dream Sports, a league sponsored by the city of Kissimmee.
Does this remind anyone of 1985? HIV-positive player kicked off Kissimmee rec basketball team orlandosentinel.com/health/os-man-…
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Jenny McCarthy Donnie Wahlberg engaged

orlandosentinel.com — Flashing a big, yellow sapphire ring, Jenny McCarthy announced Wednesday on "The View" that she is engaged to "Blue Bloods" star Donnie Wahlberg. He surprised the "View" hosts by joining McCarthy on the live show. McCarthy said she didn't know when the wedding will be, perhaps in August or a year from now.

Wingman hosts Trivia Tweet-Up

orlandosentinel.com — With this blog and my weekly Calendar column, I've done my best to get you out on the town. Next Tuesday, I finally get to join you in person at (trumpet fanfare) the Wingman's first Trivia Tweet-Up. Is there a hidden watering hole I should visit? A drink recipe you'd like to share?

Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature

orlandosentinel.com — TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature.

Bok Tower sets Concert Under Stars

orlandosentinel.com — Bok Tower Gardens' Concert Under the Stars will feature the Greencards, a progressive folk-rock band, and Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, a roots-rock/country group, on April 26. "This concert represents a time to relax with your family and listen to nearly three hours of fantastic live music on our Great Lawn with the 205-foot Bok Tower as the backdrop," says Brian Ososky, the Lake Wales attraction's director of marketing and public relations.

Diana Moore re-elected as head of Orange teachers union

orlandosentinel.com — Diana Moore, head of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association, has been re-elected to another term, according to unofficial results. Moore, who bargains on behalf of the district's more than 13,000 teachers, beat out two challengers. Of the just more than 6,000 union members eligible to vote, fewer than 1,000 did.
Head of Orange teachers union re-elected; impasse hearing set. Apathy, landslide mark vote, via @Laurenroth orlandosentinel.com/features/educa…

Orlando City Council candidate Juan Lynum adopts populist platform

orlandosentinel.com — Juan Lynum () After an Orlando City Council election last week left attorney Juan Lynum in a tight runoff against a grassroots political outsider, he is shifting his campaign to a more populist message. The new "time for a change" message is a delicate balance for Lynum, whose mother, retiring Commissioner Daisy Lynum, has represented the West Orlando district for the past 16 years.
That's one sharp pivot, via @MarkSchlueb: Orlando candidate Juan Lynum goes populist for runoff. Legacy riff is out orlandosentinel.com/news/local/bre…

Valerie Harper: I am cancer free

orlandosentinel.com — "I'm absolutely cancer-free!" Emmy-winner Valerie Harper tells Closer Weekly. "My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy," the Emmy-winner, 74, says in an exclusive interivew. "[The oncologist] looked at the scans and said, 'Oh my God, Valerie, this is very encouraging!'

Masters champ Bubba Watson is part Tim Tebow and Tiger Woods and John Daly

orlandosentinel.com — Bubba lives in Tiger's old house. Bubba parks in Tiger's old spot. Bubba practices at Tiger's old course. And now Bubba is winning the old green jackets that Tiger used to win all those years ago. The question is can Bubba carry Tiger's flickering old torch and become the face of golf?
@BubbaWatson is golf's new hybrid -- part #Tiger ... part #Tebow ... part John Daly ... Bianchi column: orlandosentinel.com/sports/golf/os…

Barbara Walters draws all former View co-hosts

orlandosentinel.com — The day before Barbara Walters departs "The View," all 10 of her co-hosts in the show's history will salute her. The reunion unfolds May 15. Walters' last "View" will be May 16; she also receives a two-hour ABC special that night for her retirement.

NCIS haunting episode tops ratings

orlandosentinel.com — A haunting episode of "NCIS" made a deep impression with viewers Tuesday night. The CBS drama was the top series in Central Florida by a wide margin. The powerful episode, about the complicated investigation of a female officer's rape, drew 308,200 viewers. The episode also featured Kelli Williams of "The Practice" as a concerned special agent.

Sex tape: Will it help Love & Hip Hop Atlanta

orlandosentinel.com — "Mimi's sex tape" was trending big time Tuesday, and we may have entered a new era in television promotion. Mimi is a central figure on VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta." "Game of Thrones" and "The Good Wife" kill characters to get fans talking. "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" pulls out a sex tape.

Orlando Magic's season finale might be Jameer Nelson's last game with the team

orlandosentinel.com — The Orlando Magic's game tonight at Amway Center will close their 2013-14 season. It also could mark the end of the team's Jameer Nelson era. Nelson might not be with the franchise next season. Although he's about to complete just the second year of a three-year contract, his salary for the 2014-15 season is only partially guaranteed.
Jameer Nelson knows tonight could be his final game as a member of the #Magic. He has some worries: ht.ly/3jjPZW

Voice announces Top 12

orlandosentinel.com — "The Voice" has revealed the Top 12 singers who will perform when the live shows start next week. Orlando is represented by Sisaundra Lewis, who is on Blake Shelton's team. He selected her last week along with Audra McLaughlin and Jake Worthington.

Scott McKenzie Morning Mix recipe: Roasted Ham Saltimbocca

orlandosentinel.com — The more the merrier in the Orlando Sentinel test kitchen! That's why we have teamed with the fabulous folks at Orlando's WOMX Mix 105.1 to offer the morning show's Recipe of the Week. Today's recipe is Roasted Ham Saltimbocca. This dish takes its flavor inspiration from a classic Italian saltimbocca dish, using butter, sage and wine.
Scott McKenzie & the Morning Mix recipe of the week: Roasted Ham Saltimbocca goo.gl/fb/ZC4i7
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